Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy weekend!


What are you up to this weekend? It's a local Holiday on Monday so that means I'd have a three-day break! Yay! Well, I dunno yet what I would be doing, but I'm pretty sure I'd be spending some quality time with my family. Ooh, I can't wait to just relax.

Happy weekend everyone! And to my American friends, hope you're having a great Thanksgiving!

(Photo via FastenYourSeatbelt)

Weekly ebay find: vintage victorian moire black purse



This Vintage Victorian Black Purse in silk moire is to die for! It looks both casual and elegant, but it's quite pricey for me so all I can do now is just dream and drool.

Whoever gets this is one lucky girl.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thrifted vintage bangles


I am so loving this vintage bangles that I thrifted from a recent Christmas bazaar. Isn't it quite lovely? You should start visiting bazaars now while they're all over the metro! World Trade recently opened for the Holiday season and though it's quite packed, it's totally worth it!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Huge headache

Happy midweek everyone! Mine's not so happy so far. I've had this huge headache since waking up this morning. I've taken some aspirin and it still has not gone away. Hmm, I think I'll get my 40 winks.. Later!

(photo via miamizeiss)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Brilliant idea: Cable art design

Amazing, amazing home design by Maisie Maud Broadhead! She made a series of installations created with wire flex and cable fixings to turn a lamp's cable into a fireplace decor/frame! I am really loving this!

That is one looong cable, isn't it? I am so at awe over this design, because it is just so impeccably creative! How about you? Are you as impressed as I am? Would you ever try this at home?

(Photos via Maisie Broadhead)

Tree bookshelf

I know, I know, I am a full-grown adult. But aren't you just loving this tree bookshelf by designer Shawn Soh? It's just too cute! And it acts both as decor and furniture, love it!

(via Design Artist)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Parmesan and sage roasted turkey breast

I haven't had breakfast yet and I'm totally torturing myself by looking through brilliant recipes over the net. Anyway, here's a scrumptious-looking parmesan and sage roasted turkey meal over at Closet Cooking:

I soo want to try this one, like now!!

(via Closet Cooking)

Let's talk book: The Shadow of the Wind

I just finished reading this book over the weekend and I cannot stop marveling about it. It was a sad but epic story of love, death, deception, dreams and hope.

Someday, I might just visit a Cemetery of Forgotten Books, which the main character visited as a child, taking with him a book he is sworn to protect the rest of his life. A book that strangely has him entangled in an age old conflict that began with the author himself.

Have you read this book? What book are you reading at the moment?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Win some Ugg Boots!

ugg boots sale

Hi girls! Oh, I dunno why I haven't heard of this sooner! But Whooga Ugg Boots is giving away, wait for it, ugg boots! You just have to display a whooga badge on your blog and enter your name and other information over at their site. Click here and join now!!!

I'm so excited that I decided to do something even better than just displaying the badge on the side of my site. I am posting it here!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy weekend!

No, no it's not my birthday. We're celebrating my boyfriend's birthday on Sunday though and I am soo excited. And I can't believe he's turning 30!! Time passes by so quickly, but he' so thankful to be able to reach such age. Happy birthday Jay!

How about you, ladies? What are you doing this weekend? Hope you have a great one!

(Photo via nikilynn)

Silk map cushion

A friend of mine (thanks Dre!), who knows I'm crazy about maps, sent me a link to this site, where I can find this lovely set of silk map pillows by Alex Jowett of Atelier 688. I am soo loving this!

(via NotCot.org)

Weekly ebay find: Vintage Catherine Malandrino jacket

I am loving this vintage, funky Catherine Malandrino jacket. It would make any outfit look chic and edgy at the same time. Put it on a dress, a plain white tank or a sequined top (like photo above), and you've got yourself some rocking look!

Latest bid was 100 bucks (so cheap!!!), so hurry up and start bidding now!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Chic book stand

I saw these lovely book stands over at Saizen the other day! Oh aren't the vintage-looking ones to die for?


If you like the modern type more, there's one for you too!


I love the vintage-inspired stands, but I couldn't choose between the three so I ended up not buying until I decide which one to go for.

Don't you just love these stands? Run to Saizen and get your pair now!

Virtual manicure

You've heard of online dress-up sites, but I bet you havent' seen this cool new virtual manicure site. Opi.com has this feature called 'Try On This Color', where you can paint your virtual nails with a wide variety of shades. To make it look more real, you can change your nail length and skin tone.

No more sneaking in some trial painting while choosing a nail polish in the drugstores. Now you can preview before you buy!

Oh and girls who have been dying to try multi-colored nails, I'm sorry but I don't think the site has that feature yet.

(via Glamour.com via Opi.com)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Scarf love

Don't you just love those soft, dangly little things? I know I do! Warm or cold, it's one of my favorite accessories, because it brightens any outfit in a snap. See how these girls are wearing simple white tops and plain ol' jeans, yet they look so chic? That's the power of scarves.

And if it's just too warm for a scarf around the neck then try to incorporate it in your outfit in a different way like Ms. Elyoo herself:
She tied it around her fedora, now how creative is she? Try it now, ladies!

(Second photo via Who is Elyoo)

Guy Speak: What do guys really think about?

There is a new website in town. And no girls, it's not about fashion or beauty; but you'd be totally interested all the same. It's guyspeak.com, a website where you can ask guys whatever you want and you get real answers from real men. Now isn't that sweet. Though I warn you ladies, it's not always what you want to hear so don't forget to brace yourself!

Check the site here and post your questions now!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Color my nails


What do you girls think of multi-colored nails? Trendy or tacky? It would be amazing to be able to try this one out, but I have really short, uneven nails and giving it a multi-coloring would only make me look crazy. Well, that's me. But if you have lovely hands and nails (like the photo above) or just amazing confidence, you might just be able to rock it.

Think you could make this look work? Try it now!

(via The Thinking Tank)

Cute wedding invitation

I am loving this really nice wedding invitation from Rifle Paper Co. It's not the usual uptight and formal type, but just plain cute and fun. It makes you all excited to go to the wedding and think how pretty it will be.

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(Illustration by Anna Bond)

Secondwind Christmas Registry

Want to get the perfect 'running' gift this Christmas? Then check this out:

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Secondwind is a running store co-owned by my boyfriend, and they will be having a cool Holiday promo-- Christmas Registry! It's a gift registry type of thing, wherein you can pick out from their wide selection of 'running' products to create your Christmas gift list! They will contact your loved ones and have them view your list, and voila, you're a step closer to getting what you truly want for Christmas! No more ho-ho-hum gifts!

Sign up now and check the details here.

Monday, November 16, 2009

P.S. I love you body lotion


Bath and Body Works' p.s. I love you body lotion is my beauty product obsession of the moment. I admit the smell is a little too strong for me when i first tried it out. But only because hot weather ruins it and it full-blast blossom when the weather is cold! And now that it's nearing Christmas and it's so damn freezing in the office (since forever), I've been using it and it smells soo good. Oh, and it's a nice giveaway for the Holidays too.

I want to be like mommy

A funny post for the first day of the week:

What did you want to be when you were young? It's always the usual ballet dancer, teacher, singer, actress that come to mind. But a lot of kids, especially girls, claim they want to be like their mommies when they grow up. Like this child:

(Photo via loveyourchaos)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Color me Katie

This video made me smile the moment I saw it. So even if it's early Saturday, I'd like to share it with you:



(via The Clear Spot)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy weekend!

Hi everyone! Watya upto this weekend? Because of the missing earring (and other stuff too!), I have decided that I'll be 'trying' to clean my clutter of a room over the two-day break. Fat chance I'll succeed, but I so have to find that other pair. Ooh! Maybe I'd stop cleaning when I find it? Agreed then. Hope you lovelies will be doing something more enjoyable than that! Have a great weekend!

(Photo via FastenYourSeatbelt)

Missing earring

I am missing the other pair of one of my favorite earrings! Well, it's actually not mine. I stole it from my sister, so she's the real victim here, right? Anyway, isn't it such a beaut?



Are you missing some of your favorite accessories too? Check your sister's drawer now!

Weekly ebay find: feather headband

Attract second glances with this pretty headband adorned with really nice feathers. It's a bit pricey, but hey, it's totally gorge! With all the Christmas parties coming, this will be a great addition to your outfit.

Start bidding now!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lady Gaga

I'm not a huge Lady Gaga fan, but I really just have to post this one after seeing it in Youtube! Lady Gaga's new video--Bad Romance:



She has soo many crazy looks! And her eyes in the bathtub scene creeps me out. Oh, but you so have to see the au naturale Gaga look that starts at 1:39. It's the first time I, and probably everyone else aside from her make-up artist, have seen her with less make-up on, it's kind of refreshing.

What do you think of Gaga's new video?

Secondwind's new branch

Secondwind Running Store is the first running specialty store in the Philippines. It is co-owned by my dearest boyfriend Jay and they will be opening their second branch this Saturday, November 14, 2009 over at Ortigas Home Depot in Pasig City. Sad to say I won't be able to attend the opening, but I'm all out with support! That's why I'm posting it here even before they send out the press release...which will be today of course.

See more about them here.

Food clip

Another Saizen find! A very useful one too. It's a cute, cute food clip to make sure those half-eaten chips keep its freshness. Check it out:


The other one even has a calendar thingy to set date of expiration. Isn't that oh so cool?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Fantastic Mr. Fox

I know it's the Twilight season again and a lot of people have been finding it hard to sleep waiting for the day New Moon will show in theaters. ho-hum... I am more interested with The Fantastic Mr. Fox, which will be coming out this November as well. It's an animated film based on Roald Dahl's book (I love!) of the same name. Check out the trailer after the jump..



(via
Trailer Addict)

Nail-cutter keychain

My sister got back from London last night and she has the best pictures ever! I'm posting this to show you a piece of my nuttiness. I dunno why, but of all the great stuff (from gorge coats to chic bonnets to cute shirts to pretty accessories)
she brought home, I loved this keychain that doubles as nail-cutter the most. Maybe it's cos I keep losing my keys and my nail-cutters and have to resort to biting my nails (gross, but it's a crappy habit of mine and I bet yours too!!). So it's like killing two birds with one stone. Yay!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Black earbuds: really?

I did tell you I'll be posting some finds from Saizen, so here's the first! And yes, it's black cotton buds! Crazy, I know! It's been around for a while, but I haven't seen one until I stepped into Saizen one boring afternoon.

I've tried it and well... I wont go into details. Just try it yourself and see if you're sticking with the white ones. I know I am!

Real-life Harry Potter

No, no, he's not a real-life wizard. He's just a regular 20-year old guy from England who shares the name of the world's favorite boy wizard-- Harry Potter.

Yes, it does sound cool. And muggle Harry Potter was all excited at first. Until he realized it was more of a curse. "After 12 years of it I couldn't count the amount of times I've heard 'You're a wizard, Harry.' It does wear a bit thin after a while. And I've heard all the puns about my wand," he told the Daily mail.

Read the full story here.

So everyone, do you know anyone who shares the name of someone famous? Would you wish you'd have the same fate? Or no?
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Saizen the 85-peso store

I've been shopping at this place for months and months now and I dunno why I haven't shared it with you yet (I'm so sorry!). It's a hidden gem inside Robinsons Galleria over at Ortigas. Stone's throw from my office so you wouldn't wonder why I frequent the place. But if you see all the stuff they sell for a mere 85 bucks, you would soo hate me for not sharing earlier! From toiletries to beauty products to art materials to crazy things you don't see every day. They have everything! I'll post some finds soon. But you really have to see it to appreciate it, so visit it now!!

Cauliflower with almonds, raisins and capers

Happy Monday everyone! I am feeling a little vegan today hence this cauliflower salad!
Y-U-M-M-Y!


Check out the recipe from my favorite Smitten Kitchen!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Happy weekend!

Hey everyone! It's Friday yet again! Woohoo! What will you be doing over the weekend? We will be celebrating my sister's 25th birthday and I'm sure it's gonna be a lot of fun! Hope you have a great weekend and, and here's a round up of stuff from the big W:

How fast is your reaction?
Check out this drawtoy!
Knitting for British Soldiers.
Judge to 12-year old: Behave or lose your Wii.
Genius: a plaid shirt for cyclists.
To Oscar the dog, here is an X-box account. Love, Microsoft
Cover up those under-eye circles.


That's all I have for now! Happy, happy weekend!!

Weekly ebay find: Polka dot dress

Hey ladies! It' time for my weekly ebay find! Here it is:

It's a Mango b&w polka dot stretch dress! I like this, because it's fun and perky and definitely eye-catching. It's great for the Holidays especially if you want to be lucky for the coming year!!

Start bidding now!

Panoramic memory drawing

Read about this over at Reuters. Amazing!


Stephen Wiltshire is an artist diagnosed with autism. He is known for doing panoramic memory drawings of various places around the world. He was recently in New York for the last of nine panoramic drawings of the world's major cities.

So this is how it's done. Mr. Wilthsire takes a few-minute helicopter ride over a place/city, and then sketch the entire (detailed!) skyline from memory!

Here's an aerial view of Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey:

Here's LA Skyline:


Here's Toronto Skyline:


And here' Stephen busy drawing the New York Skyline:



Isn't this just mind blowing? He also does other artwork/paintings of various scenes around the world. Check it out here.

(Photos via Stephen Wiltshire)
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